President Trump and the new 2020 USDA Dietary guidelines

Hello everyone! I have an unusual Saturday post today. An instructor from Hawthorn U posted this article and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Basically, the committee establishes new dietary guidelines every 5 years. New guidelines are scheduled to be released next year.

The Trump administration has stepped in and restricted the topics and scientific research that can be used to backup the guidelines. Research can only be studies vetted by the officials involved. This means many key and likely important studies will not be used.

Many key issues are being left out, such as eating less processed meat, as well as the dangers of ultra processed food. These are 2 key issues which largely contribute to chronic disease in this country. Another area that is prohibited is the affect of food production on the environment.

These restrictions are potentially dangerous and could lead to further health problems in a country already in danger.

To read the whole article, follow the link below.

How the Trump Administration Limited the Scope if the 2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines.

Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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